Introduction

This Advanced Authorised Adobe Illustrator training course focuses on the advanced features of Illustrator and powerful shortcuts to enhance your workflow.

Our friendly, certified Illustrator trainers will quickly get you using its advanced tools confidently.

This is a hands-on course. It includes lots of time to practice what you are being taught and try things out for yourself.

By the time you finish, you’ll be comfortable using Illustrator’s most powerful functions.

✔ An advanced course that focuses on Illustrator’s most powerful features.
✔ Plenty of one to one attention and time to ask questions.
✔ Friendly expert trainers, small groups and a comfortable place to learn.
✔ All the materials and extras that you’ll ever need.
✔ Ongoing support and help with issues you have after the course.

What Will I Learn?

With plenty of practice to consolidate what you learn as you go along, by the end of this course you’ll be able to create any image you can think of.

You’ll learn about:

  • Path Commands
  • Masks
  • Adjusting Typography
  • Enhancing Fills and Strokes
  • Filters, Effects and Graphic Styles
  • Converting Raster Images to Vector Art
  • Creating Web Files

Am I Ready For This Course?

This advanced Adobe Illustrator training course assumes that you are a competent Illustrator user and have attended our Introduction / Intermediate Adobe Illustrator training course or have practical experience of the elements covered in that course.

The Training Day

Our courses run from 9.30am to roughly 4.15pm with refreshments throughout the day and a break for a tasty, freshly prepared lunch.

We offer a relaxed, fun learning environment and comfortable, fully air-conditioned facilities. We also have some of the nicest instructors on the planet.

Also, you’ll receive:

✔ A full-colour manual covering everything in the course so that you can recap.
✔ A USB stick for the course exercises to let you practice more in your own time.
✔ A Certificate of Attendance to show you’ve been professionally trained.

  • Compound Paths
  • Cutting shapes using pathfinder
  • Outlining the stroke of a path
  • Creating offset paths
  • Introduction to clipping paths and opacity masks
  • Creating a clipping mask
  • Creating opacity masks
  • Flow type
  • Linking type containers
  • Linking multiple type containers simultaneously
  • Wrapping text around items
  • Formatting body text
  • Setting document tabs
  • Inserting typographic characters
  • Using character Styles
  • Creating paragraph Styles
  • Editing Text
  • Proofing text
  • Replacing text
  • Managing font usage
  • Creating multiple fills and strokes
  •  Add colour to greyscale images
  • Creating a gradient mesh
  • Creating a pattern swatches
  • Applying patterns
  • Creating a seamless pattern
  • Transforming a pattern
  • Using the brushes palette
  • Creating a pattern brush
  • Adjusting properties for an object that has a brush applied.
  •  Filters versus effects
  • Applying a filter to a raster image
  • Creating distortion effects
  • Applying distortion effects
  • Stylise effects
  • Creating drop shadows
  • Using the effect gallery
  • Editing effects
  • Creating graphic styles
  • Â Creating vector versions of raster images
  • Auto tracing a raster image
  • Auto tracing scanned line art
  • Applying colour using live paint
  • Using live paint on vector art
  • Using the live paint selection tool
  • Printing Illustrations
  • Colour management
  • Conversion options
  • Making a crop area
  • Gradients, blends and colour considerations
  • Transparency flattening presets
  • Dealing with colour separations
  • Viewing artwork in pixel preview
  • Creating slices
  • Manipulating slices
  • Naming slices
  • Exporting web graphics

Adobe Certification

We are an Adobe Authorised Training organisation.